I know I've been going on and on and on about this big secret project. Teasing with photos, but not a good solid hint. It's been in the works for several months now, and I've made you wait and wait.... well... wait no more! I can't hold it in any longer!!
All this time I've been researching and writing and drawing and photographing the Fiona for it's grand reveal as a pattern!! Yes that's right. I finally wrote a pattern!! It's been a dream of mine since I started designing almost two years ago. Due to some rather unfortunate events I kinda finally fell into the project of my dreams. And once I started I knew I had to follow through.
It was a quite interesting process. As a designer you only have to think for yourself. You know your limits and you know what you are good at, but as a pattern writer you really begin to look at how other people sew. At how your techniques will be received by beginner, intermediate, and advanced sewers. It has really opened up my eyes. And not only to sewing, but also to photography and graphic design and dealing with printers and ordering all the little things that will bring it ogether and on and on and on (I've learned SO much). It has been a truly amazing experience and if all goes well with this first pattern I will be planning many many more to share with you in the future.
The patterns aren't quite available yet, but they will be... and SOON. I'm scheduled to pick them up on Wednesday of next week (right before the holiday) and I will get them listed in the shop as soon as I possibly can so those who want to make Fiona as a holiday gift will have time.
Thanks to everyone who patiently awaited the reveal!! I hope it's more than you expected.